A day at the spa offers relaxation and time to recharge, which is important when you’re stressed or have too much on your plate. Taking time to de-stress is crucial to your mental health, but you don’t have to spend a small fortune on a spa trip. A few simple tweaks to your home bathroom can make your home feel as relaxing as a spa.
1. De-clutter the Space
Clutter only adds to stress and makes you feel even more overwhelmed. Strip it down to the bare essentials:
- Soap dispenser
- Plants (if wanted or necessary)
Remove as many things as possible from the counters to keep them free and clear.
2. Update Your Rugs and Towels
Change up the rugs and towels to give the room a more comfortable feel. Add in some fluffy bath rugs to give your feet a rest. Large, luxurious towels will wrap you in comfort and warmth.
It’s worth the expense to buy luxury, fluffy towels that feel soft to the touch even after dozens of washings.
And if you have the budget, invest in a towel warmer. It’s hard to beat the feeling of wrapping up in a warm towel after a shower.
3. Upgrade Your Shower head
Trade in your stock shower head for a big, luxurious one. A massage shower head will make your shower even more relaxing. If you’re not a fan of the massage feature, rain shower heads may be a better fit. These wider shower heads will make you feel like you’re showering under a waterfall.
Along with making you feel more relaxed, the sleek design of these spa-like shower heads will add to the clean, minimalistic look that spas often offer.
4. Bring in Nature
Bring the outdoors into the bathroom. Plants have a calming effect and can also clean the air. Find plants that don’t require full sunlight and can stand the humidity of a bathroom.
If you can’t – or don’t want to – add plants, you can bring nature into the bathroom in other ways. Wood accessories, such as soap holders and dispensers, can add natural elements to the space.
Stick to natural, earthy tones for a soothing experience when you shower.
5. Add Scents
From candles to essential oils, scents add to the spa-like feel you’re trying to create. Choose relaxing scents, like lavender and chamomile.
If you can find dried eucalyptus, you can hang it from your shower head. The humidity and moisture from the shower will cause the plant to release its oils and make your shower smell heavenly. It also adds a natural element to the shower, making you feel calmer and more at ease.
Creating a spa-like atmosphere in your home bathroom will allow you to de-stress, unwind and relax after a hard day. Stress is a silent killer, and it’s not always easy to escape it – even when you’re at home. But having that one space in your home that instantly relaxes you can help you keep stress at bay and your mental health in check.